Jun 16 2023
Friday

Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
22-5-0
UD 5
UD 5
35-5-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Bantamweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
36
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDSUBUD
Form
UDUDUDSUBSUB
22
Wins
35
4
By KO
11
18
KO%
31
4
By SUB
12
18
SUB%
34
5
Loses
5
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2004
27
Bouts
40
72
Rounds
102
5 hours, 35 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 21 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Sergio Pettis vs Patricio Pitbull report

Who won Pettis vs Pitbull?

Sergio Pettis beat Patricio Pitbull by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 297, on Friday 16th June 2023 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Sergio Pettis.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Bantamweight championship.

Pettis vs Pitbull stats

Sergio Pettis stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Patricio Pitbull made his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

This was Sergio Pettis' 6th fight in Bellator, having made his debut for the promotion in 2020.

Sergio Pettis' Bellator record stood at 5-1-0, while Patricio Pitbull's came in at 23-6-0.

The stats suggested Pitbull had an advantage in power over Pettis, with a 31% knock out percentage over Pettis' 18%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pitbull had an advantage over Pettis, with a 34% submission rate over Pettis' 18%.

Sergio Pettis was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.

Pettis had a 4-inch reach advantage.

Pettis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 years and 6 months later than Pitbull, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 79 to Pitbull's 107.

Pettis vs Pitbull form

Pettis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Juan Archuleta at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he was victorious against Alfred Khashakyan at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by submission in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had lost to Rob Font at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.

Patricio Pitbull had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kleber Koike Erbst at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Adam Borics at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, he had been beaten by AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.

He was victorious against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Patricio Pitbull had been fighting more than Sergio Pettis.

Going to this contest, Sergio Pettis had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 11 days ago, while Patricio Pitbull's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 14 days ago.

Pettis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Pitbull's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Pettis vs Pitbull?

Sergio Pettis was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Patricio Pitbull made his way into the ring at 3/5 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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